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LTO: Only 101 Drunk Drivers Apprehended Nationwide During First Half of the Year

In a recent report, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) revealed that only 101 motorists were caught in violation of Republic Act 10586 or the Anti-Drunk Driving Act. Of that number, 100 were first-time offenders.

The same report claims that since 2015, the transport agency has provided a total of 756 breathalyzers to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and its offices in different regions. In addition, 818 personnel coming from different government agencies including the LTO, PNP, and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have been deputized to arrest violators of the Act since 2016. With all these resources, it may come as a shock to learn that only 101 violators were apprehended all over the country in the span of six months. What do you think? Is this number acceptable? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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2 Comments

  1. VicenteElias
    November 18, 2018 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    It is actually not surprising. With the HUGE amounts of penalties involved in drunk driving including the perpetual revocation of the driver’s license of a Pro licensed driver involved in a drunk driving car crash, bribes will definitely be solicited and offered to skip the Anti Drunk Driving charge in favor of the lesser “reckless imprudence” charge. And enterprising apprehending police officers will always find a way to charge drunk drivers with the lesser charge for the right price.

  2. VicenteElias
    November 18, 2018 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    I’m not surprised. The penalties for drunk driving are HUGE. Especially for Professional licensed drivers which means perpetual revocation of the driver’s license. So it won’t be a surprise bribes will be solicited and offered. Of course, the apprehending cops will find a way to charge them with the lesser “reckless imprudence” charge.

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